Weigh In & ‘Off The Grid’ Weight Watchers

I stepped on the scale Tuesday morning and was pleasantly surprised to see I was down 1.9 pounds! That makes up for the .8 pound gain last week, and adds on a solid loss. I still ate all my weekly and activity points (plus one extra). The only difference I can tell is I ate a lot more “real food.” My sweets for the week were mainly chocolate oatmeal cookies, but I made them myself and they were full of oatmeal, dark chocolate, walnuts…and not too much sugar. I also ate a lot of protein and whole grains. Better choices than pizza and ice cream 🙂

I  attended an informal weight loss group at work over lunch. When it came time for our Weight Watchers At Work session to renew, not enough people submitted payment to get a leader assigned to us. Turns out, some folks were like me and just didn’t like the new leader. So, now we’re meeting at the same time and place, but having a member-led meeting. Some of us are still paying to do Weight Watchers online or attending meetings in other locations, but we get together for discussion and to report our results. I actually like it a lot more so far—more people seem to speak up than when we had a formal Weight Watchers meeting. So, we’re off the grid, at least for now. I’m continuing with online so I have the tools I’ve been using to track my food.

Speaking of tracking food, here are my logs for the last two days. I’m traveling on business for the next week, so I’ll be heating hotel and airport food almost every day. And packing my running clothes 🙂

Monday Food Log

Breakfast: Morning glory muffin, low-fat string cheese, banana
Snack: hard boiled egg, 3/4 oz raw cashews
Lunch: Rice and bean bowl with corn relish, carrots, hummus
Snack: 1/2 cup fat free greek yogurt with strawberry jam, apple, 1 oz cheese
Dinner: Small baked potato topped with 1 oz cheese, 3 oz baked chicken tenders, 1/2 cup green beans
Dessert: 1.5 oz dark chocolate

41 Weight Watchers points

Tuesday Food Log

Breakfast: Morning glory muffin, low-fat string cheese, banana
Snack: Apple, 3/4 oz raw cashews
Lunch: Rice and bean bowl with corn relish, carrots, hummus
Snack: 1/2 cup fat free greek yogurt with strawberry jam
Dinner: Culver’s single butter burger, chili cheddar fries

46 Weight Watchers points